History of the Diocese

A “Diocese” is simply a group of congregations or parishes, serving together in ministry and mission, often linked geographically to the same region.  A diocese is overseen by a Bishop.

In 2011, a group of churches from Texas and Louisiana began meeting together, seeking the Lord’s direction and plan regarding the formation of a future diocese.  In June of 2012, The Anglican Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast was officially received as a Diocese in Formation by the ACNA Provincial Assembly. In 2013, it became a formal diocese and added churches from Arkansas to its community.

The diocese is led by the Right Reverend Clark WP Lowenfield, our Bishop, under the authority of ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach.